The Berlin International Film Festival has announced an additional five titles to take part in its main competition for the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears in its upcoming 68th edition, which includes the Mexican film Museo, the second feature film by Alonso Ruizpalacios starring Gael García Bernal.
Also starring Leonardo Ortizgris, Alfredo Castro, Simon Russell Beale, Bernardo Velasco, Leticia Brédice, Ilse Salas, and Lisa Owen, Museo is based on the real story of the robbery to Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology on Christmas Eve in 1985. Written by Ruizpalacios and Manuel Alcalá, the film follows the two amateur thieves, Carlos Perches and Ramon Sardina, who jumped over the fence of the museum and robbed some very valuable historical Mayan artifacts, while the police guards were distracted celebrating the holiday.
The Berlinale also announced the out-of-competition world premiere of 7 Days in Entebbe, the newest film by Brazilian director José Padilha (The Elite Squad), an America-British production starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl. As it was previously reported, the other Latin American film in competition is The Heiresses, the debut feature by Marcelo Martinessi, which marks the first Paraguayan film to ever compete for the Golden Bear.
The 68th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival will take place February 15-25 in Germany.